Cucina Basilico – Italian Restaurant San Diego

Apologies for being MIA recently, but it’s been a bit crazy with the arrival of my newest baby and also moving houses!  I’m almost settled in though… whew.  🙂

Anyhow, I wanted to just share this with you quickly since it’s one of my better finds in the last few months.  Cucina Basilico just opened up about a month ago and immediately we could tell it was something special.  The key here is that the pasta is FRESH, AUTHENTIC, and AL DENTE!  I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.


Situated in an unassuming strip mall close to the Fry’s off Aero drive.  (Same strip mall as Sizzler’s)


Nice and quaint.  Both times we’ve been the service has been excellent.  The chef is very personable and visited each table to ensure everything was to our liking.


Each day they have a couple fresh pastas to choose from.


Delicious soft bread served fresh with EVO and balsamic vinegar.


Farfalle pasta with their panta rosa sauce (cream, tomato, pancetta, parm…etc.)


Fettucine bolognese (home made meat sauce) *Once quick note is on our first visit here the fettuccine was a bit overcooked.  However, on our second visit, it was perfectly al dente.  We loved all the other pastas we tried, including the farfalle and rigatoni.


Legit Tiramisu!!  We got this to go, but it was super light, sweet, and balanced even when we ate is a couple hours later.

Cucina Basilico made it’s arrival just in time for Jorgina and I to visit a couple times before moving.  And their pastas are so good, it may just warrant a 25 minute trip back to eat it again and again.  Oh yeah, prices are very reasonable!  (Expect a little more for dinner).

Try them out and let me know what you think!

Cucina Basilico
3755 Murphy Canyon Rd
San DiegoCA 92123
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I couldn't be luckier to call San Diego my home the past couple decades. America's "Finest City" is bursting with delicious eats in nearly every corner. Whether you want savory or sweet, fancy or rustic, you can have it all! I have the awesome job of uncovering some of these gems, and sharing them with you. When I'm not chowing down, I also write about $$$ at Thanks for stopping by!

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